The Canadian metallers have been earning some much deserved plaudits for new album Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones in recent weeks, particularly for their awesome cover of the Beastie Boys´ ‘Sabotage´.
We caught up with drummer Mike Peters this afternoon (following a fleeting visit to Rhythm HQ) to get the lowdown on the band´s place on the Download bill.
He said: “We´re very excited about Download. We knew we were probably going to play and we were just looking at it thinking, ‘Please let us play the Deftones/Rage day´.
“Then sure enough we got on that day. I´d love to get to see AC/DC, Aerosmith and Them Crooked Vultures, that would have been amazing.
“But, Rage is like one of the bands I grew up listening to.”
We´ve been spinning the Bats´ new album Bears, Mayors, Scraps And Bones non-stop since it arrived in the office a few weeks back and can´t wait to check them out at Donington.
For the full Download line up head here (opens in new tab).